So January ... was "Brrrrr" as expected but I loved the soft sticky snow that hugged this little tree.
Feburary some how has mysteriously disappeared in my photo file ... I kid you not ... BIG sigh !
March .. not so much of the garden but of my enthusiasm ?
April .. OK .. my pride of certain hellebore came before my fall which followed a few months later.
May ... well I am spoiled for choice and it took me a long time but this shot is what I ended up with.
Who can ignore a full mound of tulips right ?
June .. One of my favorite vignettes by the rock/water feature and my sweet Japanese maple or that shock of red.
July .. I didn't want to fall for lilies due to my aversion of the dreaded BEETLE ... but ? who could ignore the beauty of this dusty pink lily ... Beetle be damned (squished and rid of !!)
August had to be a long shot of this part of the garden .. it just overflowed with plants and made me smile ... you need that in your garden ... smiles !
September .. yet another long shot in the shadier part of the garden .. still lush and beautiful
October ... a shock of colour from my Tiger Eye Sumac .. and no I haven't had trouble with "babies" popping up .. and no , I don' give it some kind of birth control! haha
November .. OK ... Solomon's Seal totally took me over ... that unbelievable pale almost lemon colour from it's original green was amazing !
December .. I know ... hard to believe we have such amazing colour in December but that is what our pre-winter ? months have been like ... and this spirea amazed me .. I love spireas and this is a beauty.
So .. my take on 2016 ... it started out not too bad .. but my body just went downhill by June.
Thankfully we had a sprinkler system put in and it couldn't have been better timing with our record breaking drought .. it saved my garden.
This is such a general post I want to do other post on individual plants I have really taken to and some that I did NOT !
Stay tuned : )